Georgian Court Degrees Aimed at Digital Artists, Graphic Designers
Lakewood, N.J., June 13, 2012—Beginning this fall, aspiring digital artists and graphic designers can enroll in Georgian Court University’s new Digital Design or Graphic Design & Multimedia programs. The two new majors offer students the opportunity to develop concepts, skills and knowledge for print, Web, video, interactive media, animation, and game design. Students will engage in a competitive curriculum, and will use the latest software and state-of-the-art technologies to prepare for design and new media careers.
The university is offering a 72-credit B.F.A. in Graphic Design & Multimedia or the 45-credit B.A. in Digital Design.
The B.F.A. program builds upon 24 credits of foundation courses for the first two years. Students will take 30 credits of advanced courses in their junior and senior years and select a 12-credit concentration in either graphic design or multimedia. In consultation with an advisor, each student will select 6 credits of electives in their areas of interest.
Students earning a B.A. in Digital Design will take courses in digital design for print and Web applications, 2D and 3D animation, game design, and video production. The B.A. in Digital Design is especially suited for students who come to GCU with associate’s degrees and or transfer to the university from other programs.
Planning for the new majors began in 2010 and will officially launch during the 2012–2013 academic year. The new programs are among several strategic changes being made by the university as it transitions to becoming fully coeducational by Fall 2013.
For information about the new degrees, visit www.georgian.edu/cgm/cgm.htm, or call 732.987.2700.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge and at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.
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